The Democratic People's Republic of America - What
Tocqueville didn't get
Why does America have to go around the world shoving democracy down people's throats? If you have a good idea, people will steal it. - Dick Gregory
The idea of democracy sounds attractive. Everyone gets to say what they want. However, democracy fails when more than one person is involved. As soon as you have more than one person, there are disparities in ability and temperament such that one person can bully or influence others and that people often differ in their ability to understand the effects of that to which they agree.
Democracy is the means by which otherwise rational people agree to become enslaved by collectivism.
The concept of democracy was resurrected during the historical period called the enlightenment when wealthy layabouts would gather together to impress each other with how smart they were. They did this by reading about ancient cultures where wealthy slave owner layabouts would gather together and impress each other with how smart they were. The system of government these ancients invented for themselves was called democracy because each slave owner was interested in keeping as many rights for himself as he could.
America was founded on the basic principal of keeping as much money away from the King for the wealthy land owners as possible. The problem with democracy is that people often begin to think that it should apply to everyone. This was tried in France with disastrous results.
True democracy is essentially a melee of everyone rushing about to get as much as they can for themselves. Until street gangs, war lords, or military juntas arise to establish order, true democracy can be rather unpleasant. This aspect of democracy was delayed in America for many years as those who would be discontent were directed towards the advantages of seizing Indian land.
True democracy can be stabilized through the indoctrination of children in school, the homogenization of a culture through media, and the reassuring comfort of complicit religion.
A stable democracy can be made to accept any absurdity by just making them think that what they are doing is in their own interest. In this way doing a body cavity search of an eighty year old woman at an airport is seen as more reasonable than telling people from Saudi Arabia that they cannot come here.
1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
Those who have been led to believe that evolution is a sound idea often see in democracy a progressive step in human evolution. They fail to recognize that only in cultures where Christianity once flourished does democracy even appear to work. As a former Christian country transitions to the religion of secularism, you find that increasingly more stern legislation is passed in an attempt force society to appear the way it did when most people followed Christ. They think that the public order of the past was a result of education and laws. The present lack of order must, in their minds, be the result of a lack of education or the need for even more laws. In this way an apostate society can be willingly brought into the slavery of the fascist collective state. It is ironic that the memory of the freedom people had in Christ is used as a "carrot" to get people who have rejected Christ to put their necks in the noose of slavery.